College may be the first time you’ve ventured into the world to test the waters of independence. It may seem like other students are adjusting perfectly to their new lifestyle – the Greek life organizations, sports, clubs, and parties…while you’re struggling to find balance. Feeling alone only makes the transition that much harder.
By now, you probably thought you would have all the answers – to find a major you love and graduate with a clear image of what your future would look like. While it’s great when that happens, the majority of students leave college feeling more uncertain than ever. This causes students to feel anxious, depressed, empty, and isolated. Don’t worry: You are not alone.
When you’re diving into college, missing your family, friends, or hometown is expected. You may feel nervous about an upcoming test or unsure what the future holds. These are completely normal feelings to have – But if they prevent you from enjoying your day-to-day life, something more serious may be going on.